Chandrayaan 2 – Will Unleash the Moon’s South Pole?

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Chandrayaan 2
Chandrayaan 2 - Will Unleash the Lunar South Pole?

Chandrayaan 2 Evolution

Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) lunar mission to reach the south pole of the moon where no space missions has ever reached including the Chandrayaan 1 on 22-October-2008 which is also the first attempt of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to reach the moon’s lunar south pole for the first time and where no country ever reached but chandrayaan 1 crash-landed near the moon’s south pole but discovered the traces of water on the moon’s atmosphere before crash-landed on the moon’s south pole and thus gives rise to hope that there will be some things still need to be discovered about the moon’s south pole. So Chandrayaan II space mission is approved on 18-September-2008 by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which is again an attempt to unleash the lunar south pole of the moon.

Chandrayaan 2 Launch Postponed

Chandrayaan 2, 12 hours launch countdown begins on 14-June-2019 confirmed by ISRO twitter post. ISRO is preparing for the big launch with its GSLV MK III-M1 (Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle). Live Stream of the launch started at 15-July-2019 2:45am onwards so get ready for watching the live stream of launch.

Chandrayaan 2 launch is scheduled at 02:51 am on 15-July-2019, It will be launched from Sriharikota, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India.

Unfortunately, the launch was aborted due to some technical reasons and ISRO is planning the launch within a month a team of scientists continuously evaluating the reasons for the technical issues due to which launch is postponed and preparing for scheduling the launch again.

Chandrayaan 2 Successfully Launched

Chandrayaan 2 is successfully launched on 22-July-2019 at 02:43 pm IST.

Chandrayaan 2 – Four Stage Launch Vehicle

First Stage – GSLV MK III-M1 launcher

Chandrayaan 2 is carried to the moon by GSLV MK III-M1 launcher which is best-developed launcher till now and carries up to a weight of 4-ton satellite this is the first stage of the Chandrayaan 2 when it is placed on the geosynchronous orbit by the GSLV MK III-M1.

Second Stage – Orbiter

Now the second stage is the Orbiter once the spacecraft is placed on the geosynchronous orbit and started its journey towards the moon. Orbiters work is to maintain the communication between Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) which is located at Byalalu Bangalore. This orbiters life is of 1 year and can generate an electric output of around 1000W.

Third Stage – Lander Vikram

Chandrayaan 2 third stage is Lander Vikram which is designed for the soft landing on the moon’s surface if lander Vikram succeeded in doing the soft landing on the moon’s south pole then India will join among the 4th country which successfully soft-landed on the moon’s surface and first to become landed on the moon’s south pole. Lander Vikram name is kept on the name of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai.

Fourth Stage – Pragyan Rover

Now Chandrayaan II will reach its final fourth stage which is Pragyan Rover which is a 6 wheel vehicle that can travel up to 500 meters with an output generation capacity of 50W through solar energy. 

Chandrayaan2 is all set to land on the Moon south pole officially confirmed by ISRO on their twitter account on 7th Sep 2019 at 1:15 AM IST.

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